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HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY STRUCTURE

A household is defined as one or more people living in a residence. A family is more than one person living together, either married or of the same bloodline. The head of a household is one of the people who owns or rents the residence and was indicated first on the Census questionnaire.

The tendency for people to marry at an older age and the number of married people getting divorced may have contributed to the overall drop in married couples. Also, it may more culturally acceptable for people to not get married at all or to have non-traditional relationships.

Household Types, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent Number Percent
Total Households 5,899 100.00% 5,940 100.00%
Married Couple 3,634 61.60% 3,405 57.32%
With Children* 1,501 25.44% 1,334 22.46%
Without Children* 2,133 36.16% 2,071 34.87%
Female Householder, no spouse 330 5.59% 369 6.21%
With Children* 218 3.70% 249 4.19%
Without Children* 112 1.90% 120 2.02%
Male Householder, no spouse 117 1.98% 165 2.78%
With Children* 58 0.98% 106 1.78%
Without Children* 59 1.00% 59 0.99%
Non-Family Households 1,818 30.82% 2,001 33.69%
Living Alone 1,670 28.31% 1,793 30.19%
Two or More Persons 148 2.51% 208 3.50%

*In this table, children are people under age 18.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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